Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque Is here again, for nine days you can see hundreds of balloons in different colors and shapes over the blue sky.
Did you know the Balloon Fiesta began in 1972 as the highlight of a 50th birthday celebration for 770 KOB Radio. Radio station manager Dick McKee asked Sid Cutter, owner of Cutter Flying Service and the first person to own a hot air balloon in New Mexico if KOB could use his new hot-air balloon as part of the festivities. (for more info here)
If you want a little break from the daily routine this is a perfect place to spend a few hours with your family. I know is hard to wake up in the morning and get prepared mainly if you have small kids but after all, it is fun. Besides the balloons, there is a lot of business with a big variety of goods and food.
The Mass Ascension is at 7AM however you want to leave your house early. If you leave in the Westside (ABQ West or Rio Rancho) you may want to leave the house before 6AM to get there just in time.
For a full schedule, you can download the guide here…
To purchase tickets online click here…
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
4401 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113